In Colorado, the maximum amount of time to receive a ticket after an alleged traffic offense is 90 days, reports KBTV Channel 9 News. Tickets may be issued in person by a law enforcement officer or through the mail by an electronic citation system.
Traditionally, speeding tickets and other traffic citations had been issued in person by a police officer or other law officer. Technological innovation spawned a new era of traffic citation issuance through use of radar and cameras. Summons service rates are low on unpaid tickets, implying that many motorists simply ignore the tickets and are never subsequently served with summonses to appear in court, KBTV reports. Motorists in this situation usually are required to pay fines before they're allowed to renew driver's licenses or vehicle registrations, reports Parlin Law PC.